Amongst specialty thermoplastics are polyurethanes or TPUs and PA 11 & 12; used for adhesive and hoses. These two polyamides have an estimated global market of approximately 76 KMT in 2011, (PA 11 20.3 KMT; PA 12 56.2 KMT), for resins only (excluding powders). The NA market for these products is estimated at 17.9 KMT (PA 11 5.8 KMT; PA 12 12.1 KMT).
Global production of TPU is expected to increase by 5.6% per year between 2010 and 2015. The largest increase will be seen in Asia with 7.9% growth pa.
BRG Chemicals' relevant product expertise includes:
- Nylon 6,66
- Higher nylons (PA11, PA12)
- PC and ABS
Process and technology in this segment includes:
- Suspension polymerization
End user application expertise includes:
- Electronic & Electrical
- Automotive (including under the hood plastics)
- Medical devices